John Cale discography

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John Cale discography
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Studio albums 15
Live albums 4
Compilation albums 5
EPs 3

John Cale (born 9 March 1942) is a Welsh musician, composer, singer-songwriter and record producer who was a founding member of the experimental rock band The Velvet Underground in the 1960s. In the subsequent four decades, Cale has released varied solo albums, film soundtracks, and collaborations with Lou Reed, Brian Eno, Bob Neuwirth and others.

Early recordings: New York in the 1960s (With the Theatre of Eternal Music)[edit]

With the Velvet Underground[edit]

Solo[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Title US Heatseekers US
1970 Vintage Violence
  • Released: 25 March 1970
  • Label: Columbia
1972 The Academy in Peril
  • Released: July 1972
  • Label: Reprise
1973 Paris 1919
  • Released: 25 February 1973
  • Label: Reprise
1974 Fear
  • Released: 1 October 1974
  • Label: Island
1975 Slow Dazzle
  • Released: 25 March 1975
  • Label: Island
Helen of Troy
  • Released: November 1975
  • Label: Island
1981 Honi Soit
  • Released: 10 March 1981
  • Label: A&M
154
1982 Music for a New Society
  • Released: September 1982
  • Label: ZE
1984 Caribbean Sunset
  • Released: February 1984
  • Label: ZE
1985 Artificial Intelligence
1989 Words for the Dying
  • Released: 19 September 1989
  • Label: Opal Music/Warner Bros.
1996 Walking on Locusts
  • Released: 24 September 1996
  • Label: Hannibal
2003 HoboSapiens
  • Released: 6 October 2003
  • Label: EMI
2005 blackAcetate
  • Released: 17 October 2005
  • Label: EMI
2012 Shifty Adventures in Nookie Wood 44
2016 M:FANS

Live albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

Compilations[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Productions and contributions[edit]

Year Artist Album title and details Cale's contribution
1967 Nico Chelsea Girl viola, organ, guitar
1968 Morning Glory Two Suns Worth sound engineer
1968 Larry and Tommy Yo-Yo (single) production
1969 Nico The Marble Index viola, piano, bass guitar, guitar, bells, arrangements
1969 The Stooges The Stooges production, viola
1969 Earth Opera The Great American Eagle Tragedy
  • Released: 1969
  • Label: Elektra Records
guitar, vocals
1970 Glass Harp Glass Harp viola
1970 Chelsea Chelsea
  • Released: 1970
  • Label: Decca Records
viola
1970 Nick Drake Bryter Layter
  • Released: November 1970
  • Label: Island Records
viola, piano, cembalo, celeste, organ
1970 Nico Desertshore vocals, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, production
1971 Mike Heron Smiling Men with Bad Reputations
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Elektra Records
guitar, bass guitar, vocals
1971 Tax Free Tax Free
  • Released: 1971
  • Label: Polydor Records
viola
1972 Jennifer Warnes Jennifer
  • Released: 1972
  • Label: Reprise Records
production
1973 Chunky, Novi and Ernie Chunky, Novi and Ernie production
1974 Nico The End... bass guitar, xylophone, guitar, synthesizer, piano, organ, marimba, triangle, glockenspiel, percussion, production
1975 Geoff Muldaur Is Having a Wonderful Time
  • Released: 1975
  • Label: Reprise Records
viola
1975 Brian Eno Another Green World
  • Released: September 1975
  • Label: Island Records
viola
1975 Patti Smith Horses production
1976 The Modern Lovers The Modern Lovers production
1977 Kate & Anna McGarrigle Dancer with Bruised Knees organ, marimba
1977 Menace I Need Nothing/Electrocutioner (single) production
1977 Sham 69 I Don't Wanna (SP) production
1977 Squeeze Packet of Three (EP) production
1978 Squeeze Squeeze (U.K. Squeeze)
  • Released: March 1978
  • Label: A&M Records
production
1978 Cristina Disco Clone
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: ZE Records
production
1978 Marie et les Garçons Attitudes/Re-Bop (single)
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Spy Records
production, marimba
1978 Brian Eno Music for Films viola
1978 Julie Covington Julie Covington
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Virgin Records
piano, clavinet
1978 David Kubinec Some Things Never Change keyboards, production
1978 Harry Toledo & The Rockets Busted Chevrolet (EP)
  • Released: 1978
  • Label: Spy Records
production
1979 Ian Hunter You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic piano, keyboards, harp
1979 Model Citizens Shift the Blame (EP)
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Spy Records
production
1979 The Necessaries You Can Borrow My Car / Runaway Child (single)
  • Released: 1979
  • Label: Spy Records
production
1980 Snatch Shopping for Clothes (EP)
  • Released: April 1980
  • Label: Fetish
production
1980 Modern Guy Une nouvelle vie
  • Released: 1980
  • Label: Dorian
production, cembalo, organ, percussion
1983 Made for TV So Afraid of the Russians/Unknown Soldier
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Conflict Records
production, baritone guitar, synthesizer
1985 Nico Camera Obscura production, vocals
1986 Lio Pop model
  • Released: 1986
  • Label: Polydor Records
production
1987 Element of Crime Try to Be Mensch
  • Released: March 1987
  • Label: Polydor Records
production, keyboards
1987 Happy Mondays Squirrel and G-Man Twenty Four Hour Party People Plastic Face Carnt Smile production
1988 Art Bergmann Crawl with Me production
1989 Big Vern Lullabies for Lager Louts
  • Released: December 1989
  • Label: Duke Street Records
production, keyboards
1990 The Replacements All Shook Down viola
1991 Maureen Tucker I Spent a Week There the Other Night
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: New Rose Records
viola, synthesizer
1991 Sister Double Happiness Heart and Mind
  • Released: 1991
  • Label:
"Radar Blips"
1991 Louise Féron Louise Féron production, piano
1991 Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses
  • Released: 1991
  • Label: Phonogram
piano
1992 Los Ronaldos Sabor Salado
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: EMI Records
production
1992 Hector Zazou Sahara Blue
  • Released: 1992
  • Label: Made to Measure
vocals
1994 Vince Bell Phoenix piano
1994 Yohji Yamamoto Your Pain Shall Be a Music
  • Released: 1994
  • Label:
vocals
1994 Hector Zazou Chansons des mers froides
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: Columbia Records
vocals
1995 Siouxsie and the Banshees The Rapture
  • Released: January 1995
  • Label: Polydor Records
production
1995 Ivan Kral Nostalgia
  • Released: 1995
  • Label: BMG Ariola
piano
1996 Marc Almond Fantastic Star piano
1996 Goya Dress Rooms
  • Released: April 1996
  • Label: Nude Records
production, piano, mixing
1996 Patti Smith Gone Again organ
1996 Les Nouvelles Polyphonies Corses In Paradisu
  • Released: 1996
  • Label: Mercury Records
production
1996 The Maids of Gravity The First Second
  • Released: September 1996
  • Label: Vernon Yard Recordings
production
1997 Garageland Feel Alright
  • Released: July 1997
  • Label: Flying Nun Records
production, piano
1998 The Jesus Lizard The Jesus Lizard production
1998 Alan Stivell 1 Douar
  • Released: July 1998
  • Label: Disques Dreyfus
bass guitar, mixing
1998 Jack Smith Les Evening Gowns Damnées (recorded 1962–1964) sarinda
1999 Jack Smith Silent Shadows on Cinemaroc Island (recorded in the 60s)
  • Released: January 1999
  • Label: Table of the Elements
1999 Ventilator Desert Station Frequency
  • Released: 1999
  • Label:
production
2000 Mediæval Bæbes Undrentide
  • Released: September 2000
  • Label: BMG Classics
production
2001 Super Furry Animals Rings Around the World piano
2001 Jools Holland Small World Big Band
  • Released: December 2001
  • Label: WEA
vocals
2002 Gordon Gano Hitting the Ground piano, vocals
2002 Trash Palace Positions
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Discograph
vocals
2003 Angus MacLise The Cloud Doctrine (recorded in the 60s)
  • Released: May 2003
  • Label: Sub Rosa
viola, guitar, keyboards
2006 Alejandro Escovedo The Boxing Mirror production
2008 The Shortwave Set Replica Sun Machine
  • Released: May 2008
  • Label: Wall of Sound
viola
2010 Manic Street Preachers Postcards from a Young Man keyboards, noise

Singles[edit]

Chart positions are in bold font.

  • "Cleo" / "Fairweather Friend" (1970)
  • "Big White Cloud" / "Gideon's Bible" (1970)
  • "Days of Steam" / "Legs Larry at the Television Centre" (1972)
  • "The Man Who Couldn't Afford To Orgy" / "Sylvia Said" (1974)
  • "Mercenaries"/"Rosegarden Funeral of Sores (1980)
  • "Dead or Alive" / "Honi Soit" (1981)
  • "Close Watch" / "Close Watch" (1983)
  • "Close Watch" / "Changes Made" (1983)
  • "Hungry for Love"/"Caribbean Sunset" (1984)
  • "Ooh La La" / "Magazines" (1984)
  • "Villa Albani" remixes/"Hungry For Love" (1984)
  • "Dying on the Vine" / "Everytime The Dogs Bark" (1985)
  • "Satellite Walk"/"Crash Course in Harmonics" (1985)
  • "Nobody But You" US ALT: 13 / "Style It Takes" / "A Dream" (1990) – with Lou Reed
  • "One Word" / "Grandfather's House" / "Palanquin" (1990) − with Brian Eno
  • "Spinning Away (Edit)" / Grandfather's House" / "Palaquin" (1990) − with Brian Eno
  • "Hallelujah" (1991)
  • "Paris S'eveille" (1991)
  • "The Long Voyage" (1995) – with Suzanne Vega
  • "Cale vs The Bees vs Doctor Rockit" (2003)
  • "Things" (2003) UK: 144
  • "Turn the Lights On" (2005)
  • "Outta the Bag" (2006)
  • "Jumbo in tha Modernworld" (2007)
  • "Big White Cloud" (2007)
  • "All My Friends" (2007)
  • "Whaddya Mean By That" (2011)
  • "I Wanna Talk 2 U" (2012)
  • "Face to the Sky" b/w "Living With You" (Organic Mix) (2012)
  • "All Summer Long" / "Sandman (Flying Dutchman)" (2013)

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Listening[edit]